Saturday, August 20, 2011

Uncle Jack...Birthday of a Southern Gentleman

My sister Lee married the most lovable and loving fella! Jack is the relative that everyone hopes will be at the party. Jack is the relative everyone hopes sits down beside them for a long chat. He knows more about everything and is funny and engaging. I remember when Lee was dating this handsome man how 'smitten' she was with him. When I met him it was easy to see why.

Jack is an avid and excellent golfer. He manages to blow away what ever buddies are in his group and to keep them happy and smiling and feeling good about themselves in spite of their losing scores. Now that's not easy to do. My husband was very impressed the first time he 'played a round' with Jack. He said that man should be on the pro circuit. I know he would have been a huge success, but Jack likes to be close to his family and friends. For now Jack's had to put his clubs in the closet...
Lately Jack has been going through a rough patch. All that golfing might have taken its toll. He had to have an achilles tendon reattached a while back and now it's looking like he may need a knee replacement. It makes me sad my sweet brother-in-law is having to endure these maladies, but if anyone can handle something like this with grace and strength it is Jack. (Jack, I'm praying for you and your caretakers *wink, wink, and big time for the Doctors).

Today is his birthday...and a true Southern Gentleman was born on this day...seventy two years ago. The world has been a much brighter and happier place ever since! Happy Birthday dear Brother-in-law...we all love you and think the world of you.



Shady Del Knight said...

That's so sweet, Sush. Jack's just a few months younger than my brother. I join you in wishing Jack a very happy birthday and a speedy and complete recovery from any and all medical procedures.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the love xoxo. 72=even par for a year. He loves all y'all too! We miss you... gotta get us a Hoffman fix!!!

Sush said...

>Tom...They don't make them like Jack very often. He really has a heart of gold, thanks for the well wishes!

>Lee...we could use a fix of the L&J kind! Let me know when y'all get results/decisions. Give Jack a birthday hug and kiss for me!

Facing50.Blog said...

A very happy birthday to Jack. What a lovely post and a great blog. I have trundles over after you left me that super comment on my blog about the mini skirts and laughter lines party and I am jolly glad I did. I am your newest follower and am off to explore your blog more after this comment.
Re: jokes photos etc. All can be sent to my email address as soon as I hear from you I'll send you details of the great event, an eRaffle ticket which could win you an exciting prize-a signed copy of my book or a Kindle (ooh!) and a newsletter.
Jokes can be new,old or from your children/grandchildren anything goes as long as it produces a smile.
Looking forward to hearing from you....
Now off to read your blog.
Lovely to 'meet you'

Claudia Moser said...

Lovely post! Happy birthday Jack!

Ellie said...

Hi, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Oh and for also becoming a follower.
What a lovele post on you brother-in-law. He sounds like a lovely person. Hope he feels better real quick and that his knee replacement isn't too hard on him.
Nice to meet you. :))

Crystal Pistol said...

I just love a good true Southern Gentleman! My daddy can be counted as one of those so I have a soft spot in my heart for that charming drawl.

Your post is very sweet. You obviously think a great deal of Jack. He's lucky to have you on his team. :)

orchid said...

Hi, Dear Sush.
Happy birthday Jack♬♬♬ Sorry to hear about the hardship he is going through. But your loving sister will be always with him!!!
Oh, a true Southern Gentleman he is. It must have a wonderful meaning♡♡♡
Hugs xoxo, Orchid.

Shelly said...

Jack sounds like a wonderful person to be around. I do hope he is able to pull out his clubs again soon and start beating everyone again!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Sush. You want to watch that Carol from facing50withhumour - she'll be stalking you everywhere from now on!! What a delightful post to your brother in law, Jack. Happy Birthday Jack! How wonderful to be loved like that. He obviously is a very special man in all your lives.

Life 101 said...

There is a doctor in Birmingham (Dr Andrews) that is supposed to be one of the best sports injury doctors in the world. He treats a lot of famous athletes.
Not sure if your brother-in-law would want to journey to Bham, but He'd be seeing one of the best in the field.

Odie Langley said...

Hi Sush, it is wonderful to read about a special person like Jack. Please tell him that Odie in Halifax, NC said a big Happy Birthday today.
Along with age comes some speed bumps like the right knee replacement Linda had done on May 31st. Now she can do things with that leg that she couldn't do before. Thanks for the post and the great picture. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Sarah Pearson said...

What a lovely post. I love being reminded that there are some wonderful people in this world. It's okay that we never meet them, it's enough knowing they're here.

Happy birthday to Jack, hope his health problems are soon fixed.

Bouncin' Barb said...

That makes two wonderful Southern Gentlemen who were born on this day then. My dad would have been 89 today. He was a very laid back guy and everybody loved him. Sounds like Jack is much the same. Hope his physical ailments are soon behind him!!

karen said...

Wearing out as we get older isn't easy on anyone. But Jack sounds like the kind of gentleman who will do it with as much grace as possible. All good wishes to him!

Sush said...

>Carol...looking forward to the mini skirt contest. It seems to be 'heating' up. Welcome aboard and I'm hoping we'll have some nice fireside chats!

>Claudia...thanks for the birthday wishes for Jack!

>Ellie...with such high recommendations I wanted to head right over. Welcome to my corner of the world and looking forward to sharing in yours!

>Crystol Pistal...Jack is a Southern gentleman and a dear soul. Thanks for the lovely comments.

>Orchid...How kind of you to travel across the world and leave lovely birthday thoughts for Jack!

>Shelly...I can't imagine Jack without him being able to play golf...I'm praying for his return.

>Thisisme...Diane...I've enjoyed the banter from afar too long...looking forward to having a ringside seat!

>Rick...thanks for the suggestion, I'll pass it along. I know he has an Ortho he sees but it would be good to have a second opinion.

>Odie...I know my sister will be as devoted of a care giver as you were with Linda. Hopefully the results will all be positive.

>Sarah...the lovely people in the world need to be recognized often...we really do have so many of them yet they often remain unsung heroes! Thanks!

> thoughts are with you today...missing Daddy's on birthdays can be a heartache. Cherishing memories helps get us through!

>Karen...if anyone can do this in first class style it is my brother-in-law Jack! Thanks...

lyndylou said...

Happy Birthday to your brother in law. Jack's are the everyday heroes of this world in my opinion so he is well named :)

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

How good of you to give your bro-in-law such a fine tribute.

Hope his treatment and recovery go well.

Blessings to you - Marsha

Pat MacKenzie said...

What a lovely tribute to your southern gentleman brother-in-law. I hope his birthday was a good one and that next year finds him feeling much better.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I hope that your brother in law enjoyed his birthday!

Belated greetings.

Fiona x

Yiota said...

Happy Birthday to Jack! He sounds like an adorable person.

My Grama's Soul said...

Sending healing thoughts to Jack.....You know what they say...."growing older, ain't for sissies". LOL LOL



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First House on the Right said...

What lovely words to share about your family's Jack :) Hope you are going well, Nicolex

Leontien said...

Whoooo Van Harte Gefeliciteerd!!! and yes this means Happy Birthday in Dutch!

Hope you had a great day with you family!

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful post,, he sounds like a wonderful man, lets pray that God gives the doctors the knowledge and skill to fix him right up so he'll be right back golfing in no time,, thankyou for sharing this,,

EmptyNester said...

What a sweet tribute! Happy birthday to your sweet, loveable BIL!

There are two bloggers that I know of who are going to host challenges after the STS one. Princess Dieter and Biz- I'll let you know if I hear of any others!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy belated birthday Jack.

I bet you were a great room mom - this is my 4th time in 6 years - no parent volunteers anymore!

I will put your name on the list!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Happy belated birthday, he sounds like a very nice person and I really hope he'll be on the mend soon.

Thanks for entering my little giveaway, good luck & bonne chance.

I hope your week is good and you have more sunshine than we have here ;-)

Love from London xo

Sush said...

>Lynne.. I think Jacks are the unsung heroes of the world as well! Loves to you and your Jack!

>Marsha thanks for the lovely thoughts...he went to the Dr on Mon and has a scheduled date for Oct.

>Pat...he is a lovely brother in law...and I'm hoping with this surgery he puts all his physical ailments to rest. He's had a tough year.

>Fiona..thank for the birthday greetings for Jack and he did indeed have a quiet but nice birthday I'm told.

>Yiota...thanks yes Jack is indeed adorable!

>Jo...that's true growing old is not for Sissies and Jack is NO Sissy!

>Zizi...thanks for stopping in...I popped over and signed up as a follower you have a lovely blog! Come back often!

>Nicole...birthday thoughts from you were very welcome. Things going well here...we had tremors from an earthquake but I didn't feel it. Whew!

>Leontien...thank you for birthday is wonderful and welcome. I've been viewing and enjoying your blog as well. Come visit often!

>Laurie...thanks for the prayers that is the best we all can do for our loved ones!

>Empty Nester...thanks for the love for my BIL and the info...I'll ck out the new ones...

>Sandie...WHAT??? Take my name of of any list, lol I have been there done that!

>Mademoiselle Poirot...thank you for the birthday wishes and your giveaway sounds delightful!

Desiree said...

Ah, could anyone possibly hope to be gifted with a nicer tribute?! Happy Birthday, Jack! We don't even know you, but Sush has ensured we all love you!

Sush said...

>Des...thank you for the lovely words for Jack! He's a doll for sure!